44 Attorneys General Urge Facebook To Stop Plans For An Instagram For Kids

(CNN/CBS13) – Facebook’s plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13 continue to get backlash. On Monday, 44 attorneys general, including Rob Bonta in California, signed a letter addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to scrap plans for an Instagram intended for younger users, citing mental health and privacy concerns. The letter comes less than a month after child safety groups and Congress expressed similar concerns. “Use of social media can be detrim...
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WhatsApp Will Turn Your Account Into a Useless Zombie If You Don't Accept Its New Privacy Policy

After facing international backlash over impending updates to its privacy policy, WhatsApp has ever-so-slightly backtracked on the harsh consequences it initially planned for users who don’t accept them—but not entirely.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Software, Operating Systems, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Private Message

An old school Tokyo bus stop trio

This time last year I did a short series on suburban bus stops and their sometimes comically eclectic seats. A set of photos that was deliberately devoid of people as the emptiness seemed to somehow suit the surroundings. The old Tokyo bus stop below, on the other hand, has always felt like it needed the right person, or indeed the right people, to really do it justice — something that had never quite happened until I fortuitously happened upon these three fellas last week. A trio who for me at...
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40 state attorneys general sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg urging Facebook to abandon plans to build an Instagram app for kids under 13

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images 40 attorneys general are urging Facebook to scrap plans to build an Instagram app for kids under 13. In a letter, the AGs cited Facebook's poor track record of protecting kids online. They also cited research showing how social media harms kids' physical, emotional, and mental health. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of 40 state attorneys general wrote a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging Fac...
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Instagram for Kids? Dozens of Attorneys General Urge Facebook to Scrap App Plans

Facebook’s plans to build a version of Instagram aimed at preteen kids is in the political crosshairs of more than 40 state attorneys general — who are asking Mark Zuckerberg to mothball the idea. “It appears that Facebook is not responding to a need, but instead creating one, as this platform appeals primarily to children […]
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State AGs tell Facebook to scrap Instagram for kids plans

In a new letter, attorneys general representing 44 U.S. states and territories are pressuring Facebook to walk away from new plans to open Instagram to children. The company is working on an age-gated version of Instagram for kids under the age of 13 that would lure in young users who are currently not permitted to use the app, which was designed for adults. “It appears that Facebook is not responding to a need, but instead creating one, as this platform appeals primarily to children who otherwi...
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How to Make Money on Amazon in 2021 (even if you don’t have a product)

Amazon is truly a powerhouse in the e-commerce space, and there are tons of ways for you to get a piece of that pie. This guide provides a comprehensive list of ways to make money on Amazon, complete with tips to help you uncover the strategy that’s best for you. Sell Products and Services with Amazon The following tactics are all about selling. While selling isn’t the only way to make money on Amazon, it’s one of the most common, and there are several different ways to do it. Even if yo...
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Seth Rogen Now Has No Plans to Work With James Franco Again Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

James Franco faced allegations of sexual misconduct from five different women back in 2018, and since then, the actor hasn’t been too busy in Hollywood. At the time of the accusations, longtime friend and collaborator Seth Rogen said that he would still keep working with his Pineapple Express and The Interview co-star in the future. However, according to a new interview with the Superbad star, his attitude on that front has changed, and now he has no plans to work with James Franco again. Set...
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Spotify adds timestamped podcast sharing and other social features

On the heels of its expanded partnership with Facebook, Spotify this morning new sharing features that broaden the way Spotify content, including both music and podcasts, can be shared across social media. As part of this, Spotify’s Canvas feature, which adds a looping, visual art experience to songs, is being improved. Spotify will also now allow users to share a timestamped link to a podcast, which allows users to tune into to a particular moment of the podcast episode. Previously, if you wa...
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Antique snapshots of dinosaurs

Intrepid vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson compiled an astonishing collection of vintage snapshots documenting a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and color was just emerging on our planet. See them all: "Vintage Snapshots of Dinosaurs" (Flashbak)
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Katie Holmes delights fans with the sweetest photo of Suri to mark Mother's Day

Katie Holmes took to Instagram with a very rare photo of daughter Suri on Sunday as the...
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A maddening grief: my year of miscarriages and how I got through it

Navigating an uncharted landscape, I found solace in an unlikely placeAfter my third consecutive miscarriage I began baking bread.This was 2019, a year and change before quarantine boredom ignited a sourdough craze that lit up everyone’s lockdown Instagram feeds with images of fresh and hot loaves. Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Instagram, Pregnancy, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Death and dying, Parents and parenting, Baking

Gorgeous time-lapse shows starry night at rocket launch site

Check out this beautiful time-lapse of the night sky shot at the European Space Agency's Spaceport in French Guiana, South America.
Tags: Photography, Space, News, Trends, Stars, Esa, Timelapse, European Space Agency, Rockets, Ariane 6

Gorgeous timelapse shows starry night at rocket launch site

Check out this beautiful timelapse of the night sky shot at the European Space Agency's Spaceport in French Guiana, South America.
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Anti-Cheating Technology Challenged at Dartmouth Medical School

Dartmouth college switched to remote tests when the coronavirus ended in-person exams — then accused 17 medical students of cheating, reports the New York Times: At the heart of the accusations is Dartmouth's use of the Canvas system to retroactively track student activity during remote exams without their knowledge. In the process, the medical school may have overstepped by using certain online activity data to try to pinpoint cheating, leading to some erroneous accusations, according to indep...
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'Chicago Med's Torrey DeVitto steps out with Chicago Cubs manager David Ross: 'Love him madly'

"Chicago Med" star Torrey DeVitto confirmed the Chicago coupling with Cubs manager David Ross on Instagram with a photo and caption, "Love him madly."       [Author: USA TODAY]
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